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classification societies

[‚klas·ə·fə′kā·shən sə′sī·ə‚dēz]
(naval architecture)
Private organizations which issue rules for the construction, equipment, and maintenance of merchant ships.
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ClassNK is one of the world's leading classification societies, providing safety and certification services for more than 20% of the world's merchant tonnage.
In a statement yesterday, the yard said the certification affirms that tailshaft repairs done by it are carried out in accordance with the standards and rules of ABS, which is one of the leading global classification societies for quality assurance in marine-related facilities.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced the completion of type approval testing for its next generation CLEAN HiMSEN (Hi-Touch Marine & Stationary Engine) engines with the presence of eight major classification societies including ABS, DNV/GL, LR and KR.
Simultaneously, it ensures the success of Tasneef in becoming one of the world's most prominent classification societies through providing high quality services," he added.
Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World also pointed out that a great deal can be achieved through strategic partnerships with established classification societies, experienced leadership, professional staff, and by applying leading edge technologies.
The classification societies will issue international certificates on maritime safety (safety of both vessels and sailors), protecting the environment from pollution and for avoiding collision, which are all in line with global standards.
Tasneef is able to offer services to all shipping firms operating in the UAE and will allow the country to obtain membership in the international Association of Classification Societies.
As before, the rules are aligned with the IMO MODU Code, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Unified Requirements and other relevant international standards and codes.
IHS maintains the database with information from ship registries, signals from carriers, classification societies and other sources, said Richard Hurley, a senior maritime data specialist at IHS.
Similar to the requirements of the IMO PSPC for sea water ballast tanks, these regulations are designed to ensure the longevity of cargo oil tanks and stipulate that applied coatings must remain in 'good' condition for a minimum of 15 years, as defined by the International Association of Classification Societies.
The Global Marine Coatings Forum draws attendees from all over the world representing coatings suppliers and formulators, ship owners, ship yards, regulatory bodies, and classification societies.
We can carry out detailed structural design calculations as required by Classification Societies and National bodies.

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